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Florida reports 11th measles case of 2024, this time linked to international travel

Posted on AllSides March 25th, 2024
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Florida reported another measles case on Friday, bringing the state’s total to 11 cases this year amid a worldwide uptick in a highly infectious disease once thought to be eliminated in the U.S. The case was identified in South Florida’s Martin County, in an individual age 55-59. It was linked to travel outside of the country, according to data from the state health department’s web-based reportable disease surveillance system. “A travel-related case of a communicable disease is not abnormal and should be distinguished with appropriate context. … We recommend that...

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